Columnar Irish Yew - Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata'

Columnar Irish Yew is most commonly used for hedging purposes; it has a naturally upright form and takes shearing well. It is a great option for gardeners looking for an alternative to more the common cedars. This is a female cultivar that produces red berries in the fall. Unfortunately both the berries and foliage are poisonous.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Traditional
Zen
Light Needs: 
Partial Sun/Shade
Plant Types: 
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
24-36"
Special Features: 
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Narrow
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 6
Average: 4 (9 votes)

It naturally makes a good shape without any clipping or trimming, but takes pruning very well. Can be grown in full shade, part shade or sun in any well-drained soil. Tolerant of exposure and urban pollution.

 

 

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